Early details of the LG G Pad 8.3 had been a mix of official and rumor. There had been some leaks and speculation and there was also some teasing coming direct from LG. And while the official unveiling was expected during IFA, LG has offered a surprise announcement ahead of the show. Simply put, LG has announced the G Pad 8.3 and has said the tablet will be available in “key markets” during the fourth quarter of the year.

They have yet to specify each and every market that will see the tablet, however it will be coming to those in North America, Europe and Asia. So far pricing has yet to be announced, but we suspect that will be made clear closer to the actual release. Or for that matter, we suspect some price related leaks will appear in the not to distant future. Anyway, that all aside, how about we get into the specs which include an 8.3-inch display at 1920 x 1200 (273 ppi) and a quad-core 1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor.

Otherwise, the tablet will also have 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage space, a 4600 mAh battery and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The camera setup will include a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and 5 megapixel rear-facing camera. Remaining hardware points have the tablet arriving in both black and white and with measurements or 216.8 x 126.5 x 8.3mm and a weight of 338 grams.

As we have been seeing with LG smartphones lately, they are pushing the G Pad 8.3 tablet with some of the “premium” features of the G Series devices. In the case of the G Pad 8.3 that means goodies such as KnockON which turns the tablet on by tapping the display two times. Other goodies here include QSlide which allows the user to control up to three apps in one window and Slide Aside which deals with multitasking.

Slide Aside is described as allowing the user to slide currently open apps off to the side using a three-finger swipe gesture. Anyway, while the announcement has been made and the specs have been shared we expect this is not going to be the last we hear from LG on the G Pad 8.3. In fact, we suspect they will have the tablet on-display next week during IFA.


  1. Another new tablet to launch this month with some great features is the Pipo M7 Pro ($255)– which packs in a solid device with a competitive price and compares to the new Nexus 7, while offering a larger 8.9 inch 1900X1200 PLS display (Samsung brand), along with Quad Core performance, with a Rockchip 3188/1.6 GHz processor /2GB Ram – which handles most tablet needs quite well, including 3D gaming… with one comparative test, using the new Riptide GP2 – performing flawlessly; the Pipo M7 Pro also features built in GPS navigation, MicroSD memory, premium dual speakers, a 6300 mAh battery, Dual WiFi (2.4/5.0 GHz), Bluetooth, Dual Cameras, and the option to use standard Android 4.2.2 O/S or a user friendly Windows style interface; and a 3G HSPA+ edition is also available for slightly more–

    One source with more details on this new device is– T a b l e t S p r i n t– which also offers a few other new models to be released later this month…

  2. This is….a tablet? It looks identical to their smartphones, just bigger, which is a big fail, why?just because smartphones and tablets seem to use identical Android OS, it’s not a same purpose device! I bashed apple for decades, but they got that right, even with the iPad mini-it feels like a big tablet, and it feels like, well, a tablet, unlike nexus 7s which are useless in landscape. Where are the speakers? And it needs a bigger battery for sure. It’s speak this one, but it’s exactly the worst case(design) scenario that I expected from LG’s tablet; specs-wise: anyone can have specs these days.


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